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Species Spodoptera dolichos - Sweetpotato Armyworm Moth - Hodges#9671

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Noctuoidea (Owlet Moths and kin)
Family Noctuidae (Owlet Moths)
Subfamily Noctuinae (Cutworm or Dart Moths)
Tribe Prodeniini
Genus Spodoptera (Armyworms)
Species dolichos (Sweetpotato Armyworm Moth - Hodges#9671)
Hodges Number
9671
Other Common Names
Dolichos Armyworm Moth
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Spodoptera dolichos (Fabricius, 1794)
Noctua dolichos Fabricius, 1794
Phylogenetic sequence # 932221 (1)
Numbers
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) listed 11 species of the genus in America north of Mexico. (1)
Size
Wingspan about 40 mm.
Identification
Heppner (1998) states Spodoptera dolichos "is most easily distinguished by the dark brown longitudinal stripes on the dorsum of the thorax." (2)
Range
Southern United States (including Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina and Texas), south through Costa Rica to South America, as far south as Argentina.
Food
Larvae are polyphagous and feed on a wide range of wild and cultivated plants
See Also
Spodoptera ornithogalli which lacks the dark longitudinal stripes on the dorsum of the thorax.


Internet References
Wikipedia - cursory info with live & pinned adult
Moths of Jamaica - comment of identification
Works Cited
1.Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico.
Donald J. Lafontaine, B. Christian Schmidt. 2010. ZooKeys 40: 1–239 .
2.Spodoptera armyworms in Florida (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae)
J. B. Heppner. 1998. Florida Dept. of Agriculture Entomology Circular 390: 1-5.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group
4.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems